Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

"O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain: O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength: Lift it up, be not afraid: say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God.  Behold, the Lord God will come with power, and His arm shall rule for Him: Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.  He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall guide them with young."  -Isaiah 40:9-11

"For unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given:And the government is upon His shoulder, and He shall call His name, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of peace.  The increase of His government and peace shall have none end: He shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to stablish it with judgment, and with justice, from henceforth, even forever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this."  -Isaiah 9:6-7

Confessional Creed (Nicene Creed)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.  I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.


Joy said...

I love these versus, Rachel, reflecting on Christmas! And I also really, really love the Nicene Creed. It is such a wonderful confession, isn't it!
Many blessings and I hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas in the Lord!

Sarah said...

Lovely verse, Rachel. And I, too, love the Nicene Creed.
Merry Christmas to you and your family:)
Emmanuel, God with us!

Anna Michelle said...

Just found your blog, such a beautiful post! I am looking forward to reading more. God Bless you!

Rachel said...

Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy!